Monthly Archives: April 2017

70s Spots: Toyota Celica ‘You Asked For It – You Got It!’ (1978)

“You asked for it, you got it!” Two spots now from Toyota’s famous (infamous?) “You asked for it, you got it” series. Both commercials aired in early September of 1978. Don’t get that jingle stuck in your head! Toyota Celica … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Pepsi Light & Schlitz ‘Clambake’ (1976)

“Lemony taste in. Half the calories out.” Raise your hand if you remember Pepsi Light! Well, I sure do. Here’s a spot for the soft drink from January 1976 (produced in 1975). While researching this a bit I was unable … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Wilkinson Razor Blades (1971)

“Strengthened with pure chromium.” Two classic spots for Wilkinson Sword razor blades today. From February 1971, a spot for “The Blade” with a cheeky comparison to Gillette. After that, a commercial from October ’71 introducing the Bonded Shaving System – … Continue reading

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70s Spots: American Express & Visa (Karl Malden, 1978 & ’77)

“Don’t leave home without them.” It’s a plastic fantastic Monday with two credit card commercials on display. First, we have a spot from November 1978 for American Express Travlers Cheques. Karl (The Streets of San Francisco) Malden, long-standing spokesperson for … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Bisquick & Welch’s Grape Juice (1974)

“You bake em’ – this quick!” Here’s something for you to eat and drink on this Sunday. First course, a spot for Bisquick featuring biscuits and waffles and a catchy jingle. Second course, an animated commercial for Welch’s Frozen Grape … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ‘Have A Coke And A Smile’ (Bob Hope, 1979)

“A Coke and a smile – makes me feel good.” Two Coca-Cola commercials today from July of 1979. Both feature the famous “Have A Coke And A Smile” jingle. The first gets a boost of star power from Bob Hope. … Continue reading

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